A newly born baby boy with four arms and four legs has caused excitement in the streets of east India, where locals believe he is the reincarnation of a god.
The boy has been nicknamed God Boy by those who believe he shares a lineage with Hindu deities, since gods of the religion are often depicted with multiple limbs. People have traveled across the region to the city of Baruipur to get a glimpse of the child, who police have said is becoming more difficult to guard against the crowds.
“The crowds are going berserk and clamoring to see the child,” a police spokesperson, who called the newborn a freak child, said. “Hundreds are crying in the streets, hundreds of others are praying and setting up camp here.”
The spokesperson added that some have taken the baby’s arrival as a sign of the end of the world.